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Heirloom for Hunter

Heirloom for Hunter

2018 vintage - early spring harvest

Weight: 100 (3.5 oz)
Type: Raw Pu-erh (unfermented)
Grade: 1-3
Production area: Mengsong, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Like fine French wine, Pu-erh improves with age. It makes a good heirloom that can be saved and savored on that special anniversary or birthday. My grandson, Hunter turned one-year-old recently and there was nothing more memorable than gifting him a special tea cake to celebrate his birthday and as a keepsake.

The leaves of this cake were picked from the old trees of my friend, Xiao Cao’s family tea garden in the high mountain of Mengsong. When first sampled this tea, I was impressed with its thickness and denseness. It possesses a pleasant aroma, complex flavors, and a quick and lasting hui gan (the cooling sensation in the mouth). Most notably is the qi (energy) that makes one feel very relaxed afterward. Every time I drink this tea, it brings smiles to my face. This tea is very pleasant to drink now, but it is anticipated to be an excellent tea in a few years.

for a 100g (3.5 oz) cake
Heirloom for Hunter - 100 gram (3.5 oz) tea cake $39.00 Heirloom for Hunter - Tung of five tea cakes $185.00

Use 4-5g of leaves per 6 ounces of water. Rinse the leaves once with hot water (190 degree F) and discard the water. Start steeping with water at 190º F and brew according to the recommended steeping time below.


1 sec.
1st BREW
10 sec.
2nd BREW
10 sec.
3rd BREW
20 sec.
4th BREW
20 sec.
5th BREW
30 sec.
6th BREW
40 sec.
7th BREW
50 sec.
8th BREW
60 sec.